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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – For the second year in a row, the Saint Louis Zoo has been named the best in the nation!

The zoo won the top honor in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Awards, the organization announced Friday. In a separate poll, Sea Lion Sound won the title of Best Zoo Exhibit.

“We’re humbled to be chosen again as the Best Zoo by our dedicated fans in the St. Louis region, across Missouri and friends around the country,” said Jeffrey P. Bonner, Ph.D., Dana Brown President and CEO, Saint Louis Zoo. “Our visitors, volunteers, members, generous donors, employees, and especially the taxpayers of St. Louis City and St. Louis County are the real champions. It’s through their strong support that we can provide superior care for the animals, save wildlife in wild places, connect people with nature, and offer a great place to spend time with friends and family members.”

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Fort Worth Zoo rounded out the top five on the “Best Zoo” list.

Click here to view the complete results for the “Best Zoo.”

Click here to view the “Best Zoo Exhibit” list.

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